Kindness in Real Life: Great Gaspers keep up the good fight every day they walk

Members of the Great Gaspers Society gather on the Waterford lawn of Vicki Frausini-Moran, a respiratory therapist at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, now affiliated with Yale-New Haven.

Every day they wake up, fighting difficult breathing, doing activities while still feeling short of breath, but they persevere.

In absence of state budget, Groton education officials wait and worry

The Groton school district has been adjusting to the $3 million cut to the Board of Education-approved budget and the cost-saving closure of Pleasant Valley Elementary – and that's not even factoring in the fiscal uncertainty around...

Solar eclipse draws Connecticut astronomy buffs south, new fans outdoors

Monday's eclipse already has captured the imagination both of those planning to visit the so-called 'path of totality' and local astronomy buffs willing to stay at home for a partial eclipse.

New London robbery suspect left gun, hat in victim’s car

A city man is in custody for his alleged role in an August 2016 robbery in part because he left an orange hat and a handgun behind, according to police.

Jordan Cove Road bridge to be closed in Waterford for 90 days

A portion of Jordan Cove Road will be closed for 90 days beginning next week as crews work to replace the bridge over the Jordan River.

Ledyard woman accused of hitting an elderly person with her purse

Police arrested a town woman Tuesday after they said she got into an argument with her mother and grandmother and struck one of them with her purse.

Police: Man threatened clerk, baby with rock in Norwich robbery

Facebook has once again helped police solve a crime, this time a robbery in which a man with a large rock threatened a sales clerk and her 1-month-old baby.

Montville man reported missing since May 4

The Montville Police Department is looking for a 29-year-old man who has been missing since May 4 and was last seen in the Norwich area, according to a state police news release.

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Family, friends remember Mystic Navy officer killed in crash

Elizabeth Kingsland, center, is seen with her parents, Stephen and Barbara Kingsland, in this undated photo. The 31-year-old Mystic native and Navy petty officer was killed in a car crash on Aug. 1, 2017, on I-95 south in Hopkinton, R.I. (Courtesy of the Kingsland family)

At the time of her death, Beth Kingsland was serving as a petty officer first class in the Navy. Assigned to Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga., she worked for the NSA as a linguist and cryptographer, having qualified in 15 languages, including numerous...

As plans progress, Easterseals seeks donations for $1.8M veterans center

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., on Tuesday received an update on the Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut's plans to build a $1.8 million veterans service center within its existing Norwich facility.

Veterans' families feel impact of state cuts to military funerals

Members of the Westbrook Veterans Honor Guard rifle team, from left, Paul Kwasniewski, Dick Barry and John Latino, fire the rifle volley during the rendering of full military honors at the funeral of Vietnam veteran Lester John Kraaz Jr. on Oct. 28, 2016, at Centerbrook Cemetery in Essex. The honor guard is made up primarily of military veterans who volunteer to provide military honors at the funerals of veterans in Connecticut. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

At least one family is feeling the impact of the state cutting funding for military funerals.

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Owner: Cafe probed in death of broadcaster's wife was closed

The owner of Connecticut restaurant being investigated by alcohol regulators in connection with the car crash that killed the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman says the business was closed the day she died

50 cent tax hike on cigarettes takes effect in Rhode Island

The tax on a pack of cigarettes in Rhode Island is now 50 cents higher

Accidental deaths of endangered whale threaten its survival

In this April 10, 2008, file photo, a North Atlantic right whale breaks the ocean surface off Provincetown, Mass., in Cape Cod Bay. Marine conservation groups say the endangered North Atlantic right whale is having such a bad year for accidental deaths that all the mortality could challenge the species' ability to recover in the future. There are thought to be no more than 500 of the giant animals left. Biologists say there have been 12 known deaths of the whales since April, meaning about 2 percent of the population had died in just a few months. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

Marine conservation groups say accidental deaths this year among the endangered North Atlantic right whales threaten the species' survival